Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Scientists Investigate Minor Influenza Strains in Pandemic, Revealing New Clues in Flu Transmission

On the heels of her remarkable paper tracing influenza evolution in a single host last spring, New York University’s Elodie Ghedin has come out with a new publication in Nature Genetics that offers a higher-resolution view of how the flu spreads through a population. From lead author Leo Poon at the University of Hong Kong and senior author Ghedin, “Quantifying influenza virus diversity and transmission in humans” reports the results of an international collaboration to track the Hong Kong flu pandemic of 2009. The authors began with the premise that much about the genetically diverse influenza A virus is unknown,…

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